February 16, 2018 - February 16, 2018
YAS Dhow sailing race 22FT
Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club organizing YAS Dhow sailing race 22ft, R2 on Friday 16 of February, 2018. The Race will start at 3:30pm, nearly 7 Nautical Miles ending End in Abu Dhabi Corniche near breakwater. Our Club invites all lover of Dhow sailing to follow & join our competition near the breakwater.
22FT Dhow racing is the base of learning for this traditional sport. It is an important first step for young sailors aged 8-16 years. 22ft Dhow Sailing is an essential part of the UAE’s Dhow sailing heritage. Racing in Abu Dhabi is hosted on the Corniche, with almost 60 Dhows racing in front of the city. These traditional boats are made of wood and are rigged with one sail. Since the UAE National Day 2011 the sails carry the distinctive colors of the UAE flag. The crew consists of two categories including ( 5 ) sailors in each boat, starting from age (8-16) for junior sailors & for youth sailors the age between(8 - 21). Each race is held over a 6-10 nautical mile course, with three races to constitute the Championship. This program, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, aims to continuously encourage young sailors to continue the tradition of dhow sailing in the UAE.